So, you like to save money and get some fun freebies in the mail? If the answer is YES, then check out these 3 freebie sampling sites. I like checking out the new samples each week and while some of them will overlap, you can find quite a few originals. I have to admit that it is kind of a rush when they start showing up in the mail. Don't judge- it's the little things. It truly does come in handy, especially when you receive travel sizes of toiletries, which is great for trips.…
Added by Erin on October 27, 2014 at 12:32am — No Comments
It is Fall!!!! As you know it is my absolute favorite time of year. Cool, crisp air, the beautiful colors of the changes leaves on the giant oak trees. Baked goods and fire places…
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on July 29, 2014 at 9:40am — No Comments
For a long time I just accepted that the costs of gas were a part of life. I never checked which gas station was cheapest; I always figured that they were pretty much all the same and who cares about a cent or two here and there? When I moved recently, just a couple of towns over (from richy-richy Avon, CT to working-class Bristol); same state, same county even, I couldn’t help but notice that gas is always .20 to .25 cents cheaper across the board. I am still having sticker shock and…Continue
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Miss K’s 2nd birthday is right around the corner (which I am finding hard to believe!) and I have been asked by at least 10 different people what kind of party we will be throwing her, are we hiring a place, getting in entertainers, having a bouncy house – I feel like I am surrounded by looks of horror when I say no, we are just going for a nice day out to the children’s museum – JUST THE FOUR OF US. She is going to be 2 not 16, she isn’t even going to know its her birthday!…Continue
Added by Melissa Lawrence on April 2, 2013 at 12:35pm — No Comments
When I made the decision, really made the decision, to adopt a greener lifestyle, I had people say to me “I’d love to go green but I can’t afford it.” Have you ever said that? Thought that? If so, I will refrain from telling you what I said in return.
The point is that if you think about it,…Continue
Added by Penny Roach on February 26, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
With all of the stores giving us a sneak peak at their Black Friday ads I thought some tips to survive Black Friday were applicable today.
We’ve all seen them the shopping ninjas that walk into the stores on Black Friday, not looking at anyone or anything. They go straight to the item or items that they need, pay and are out of the store before you can say Black Friday. How do they do…Continue
Added by Kim on November 10, 2011 at 3:45pm — No Comments
Here how to here and my little "tip" i got from the lady that worked there.
A side of sanity ~ Don't waste your money on school supplies
Added by Taffy on August 7, 2011 at 2:50am — No Comments
Recently, I was asked to think about the area in which I waste the most money. After much thought, I realized that the area of financial drain I struggle with the most isn't in buying too many shoes or buying a daily Starbucks (although I do love both new shoes and Starbucks). My area of waste is my kitchen. Specifically, my refrigerator.
I buy food I don't use, and it goes bad. Or, I don't have something planned for dinner, so I am more likely to fall into the temptation of…
I have been working hard to get myself organized. So far, I’ve gotten the kitchen(mostly done), the living room done, and our lil’ homeschool/therapy room. Actually the boys spend most of their day in here. We do all their therapy in this room, ALL their Legos, and of course our schooling.
Homeschooling can be very expense & so is Autism, diabetes, pacemaker, & hypothyroidism. Mix it all up, and we are constantly broke. We are constantly thinking out the box, and looking to…Continue
Added by Zoila Nusbaum on July 6, 2011 at 3:53pm — No Comments
I started my garden about a month ago. I am now just updating. It’s been keeping pretty tired at the end of the day. But, I’m getting a killer tan. All my hard work is starting to pay off. Everything is coming up so large and beautiful.
We planted: tomatoes, jalapenos, bell pepper, cucumber, yellow squash, butter nut squash, zucchini, watermelon, cantaloupe, pumpkin, cabbage, broccoli, bok choi, lettuce, cilantro, basil, rosemary, and chives.
The boys started plants in…Continue
Added by Zoila Nusbaum on June 27, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments
So I never thought I would actually enjoy shoving my kids into the dumpsters. I got to admit it was rather thrilling. They didn’t mind as much as you might think. I did a lovely job convincing them that we were on an adventure…*smiles* Oh the wonderful powers of the Super Mommies. We collected about 60 free coupons, a lap table with a whiteboard, and a very large double sided white board. With the whiteboard, they range anywhere from $400 to $600. I was beyond thrilled that I found it…Continue
Added by Zoila Nusbaum on June 27, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments
Today we rose to a sun that was trying it's darndest to burn through the mist that shrouds the redwoods. It'd peek through momentarily, lighting up the whole living room, and within minutes hide again beyond the mist.
Finally at ten o'clock the…
Added by Jeanine Ertl on June 6, 2011 at 5:19pm — No Comments
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50 free announcements / cards or a photo book!
Added by Chasity Munn on May 3, 2011 at 11:38am — No Comments
When we moved to our new home eight months ago, I was worried. You see, our new home has no dishwasher. And I had kind of made a personal vow that I would never move to another home without a dishwasher again until all my kids had left the nest.
I love dishwashers. Matter of fact, if I had to put all my appliances in order (yes, odd, but something I've done while living without electricity in the rainforest), it would be like this:
1. Stove (Burners beat out all. Plain and…
Added by Jeanine Ertl on April 18, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments
I love to organize and I love to find frugal ways to decorate my home.
Like these ideas? (read more and see 8 more inspiring photos!)
Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on March 31, 2011 at 4:39pm — No Comments
I was given the recipe of all recipes to make super fast, easy bread, and I can’t wait to share it. This bread costs almost nothing, it’s fun to bake, and so much healthier than the store-bought bread spiked with high-fructose syrup.
Forget expensive bread machines: all you need is flour, rapid rise yeast, water, salt, olive oil, and voila — bread!
Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on March 20, 2011 at 8:40am — No Comments